The Rockford that John Groh knew when he grew up is a very different place today, thanks in part to efforts made by the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. ...

For two decades, this family-owned funeral specialist has helped people to navigate the grieving process. Meet the driven leader and see how he fulfilled a dream while helping others. ...

Remember when finding a parking spot or being seated in a downtown Rockford restaurant on a Friday night was never a problem? Thankfully, those days are gone. Tour the east part of downtown and see what's new and what's in the works. ...

Reliable emergency and specialty care for man’s best friends isn’t far away. Discover how this suburban specialist has grown a practice that draws patients from a wide part of our region. ...

When businesses were abandoning downtown Rockford in the 1970s, city and park district leaders made a bold decision: build an indoor ice rink on the river. Guess what? It laid the groundwork for today's renaissance. ...

He tried to make it in Vegas, but really, Rockford has always been home for this entertainer, whom you might recognize for his appearance on local stages and at area supper clubs. ...

Growing up, she once dreamed of becoming a TV reporter. Flash forward a few years and she's made a big splash in the Rockford area as part of 13WREX's morning show. ...

A new fur coat is an investment that could be shared for generations. Before you buy a warm fur this winter, here are a few buying tips from the experts at York Furrier, in Elmhurst. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

Started by a tradesman with a dream, this company has grown up to take on some of northern Illinois' toughest roofing challenges. See how this company has built a name for itself. ...